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Michael Geheren
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Michael is a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He is studying Media and Communication. Michael is part of the Google/ONA Student Newsroom at ONA14. He is a digital media specialist with a focus on social media for a health system. He has an addiction to Starbucks, social media and the news. You can follow him on twitter: @mgeheren.

Entries by Michael Geheren

The Profound Impact of a Teacher

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Back to school pictures flood Facebook as another school year begins. Whether you are fresh out of school, your oldest is entering Kindergarten or youngest is graduating this year, think about those teachers who shaped your life.

Walking through the halls of my elementary school this week brought back...

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CPS Strike Could Ignite Change

(20) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 10:47 AM

Students who attend Chicago public schools may be excited they do not have to attend school due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike because -- well, they don't have school. What some students and parents don't realize is that this could be a benefit to the students in classrooms, not...

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Obama Puts Education Center-Stage

(3) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:49 AM

As I enter my senior year in the public school system, I have grown to learn and appreciate the education I have recieved, from my kindergarten teacher to my seven teachers in high school and countless mentors I have today. The nation's leaders say that America is falling behind on...

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A Friendly Reminder to Defend the First Amendment

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 9:20 AM

Name the five freedoms -- go! According to the 2012 State of the First Amendment report that was announced a few weeks ago at the National Press Club by The First Ammendment Center, only 13 percent of Americans knew that press and assembly were freedoms that were covered...

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Kony 2012: Changing the World, One Tweet at a Time

(39) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 11:31 AM

You always hear that change cannot happen over night. One man by the name of Jason Russell proved that statement wrong.

The filmmaker has been working for several years in Central Africa to help stop the rebel army and their leader Joseph Kony. Russell already convinced the president and many...

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The Power of Twitter

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 8:33 AM

Twitter is one of the most valuable tools on the Internet.

I am in high school and work in journalism, and I've met more powerful people in my field over Twitter than I would have ever without Twitter. The key to networking is using resources around you, and Twitter is...

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